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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 96556)

PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 2% Malbec.

On the nose mocha, brown sugar, and dark chocolate wrap around a core of mountain blackberry. Cedar and cassis follow as secondary aromas. The palate is well balanced with berry flavors and spice. While displaying classic mountian concentration, fine grained tannins provide a smooth finish. Great ageing potential.

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About The Hess Collection:

The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978 and began making wine under The Hess Collection label in 1983. In 1986, he began renovation of the historic winery, originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier. The winery opened to the public in 1989. The Hess Collection has vineyards on Mount Veeder, along with their Napa Valley estate vineyards - Su'skol and Allomi in Napa Valley, and Shirtail Creek Vineyard in Monterey. Each of these vineyards is sustainably farmed in accordance with Donald's philosophy: "Nurture the land, return what you take."